Straight Offtha Streets was started in 2019 by Brenda Riddell. While volunteering for a local animal rescue, Brenda learned about the challenges these animals face from neglect, homelessness, or abandonment. At the same time, many wonderful stories evolved when they found a forever home. Brenda used her background in print and web design to create a photoblog dedicated to the varied stories of pet adoption and rescue with the goal of raising awareness about animal homelessness and neglect. We hope you enjoy reading our contributor’s submissions, maybe make your own emotional connection to a story, and consider adopting your next pet…and of course submit your own rescue or adoption story!

We aim to foster empathy towards animals through this amazing narrative and visual collection of rescue and adoption stories.